Asbestos Awareness Quiz

Answer Key



1 Many older school buildings will contain some asbestos.  You are likely to find asbestos in:
  All of the above

2 If you suspect a material of containing asbestos, you should never:
  All of the above

3 Asbestos fibers are so small they may stay suspended in the air for hours or even days.
  True

4 Which source of asbestos is most friable?
  Sprayed on insulation

5 Given moderate exposure to asbestos, smokers have the same chance of developing an asbestos related disease as non-smokers.
  False

6
Asbestos-containing ceiling tiles, floor tiles, pipe insulation, and cement products (transite) will not normally release asbestos fibers unless disturbed or damaged in some way.
  True

7 If you accidentlly knock a chunk of sprayed-on asbestos insulation, you should:
  Report it immediately and isolate the area from staff and students

8 The three most common asbestos related diseases are lung cancer, mesothelioma, AIDS.
  False

9 Simply put, your chance of getting asbestos related disease increases when you receive alot of exposure (usually occupations like asbestos workers, pipe fitters, and perhaps even custodians that have had to impact asbestos as part of their duties) over a long period of time (usually years).
  True

10 All schools in Mainemust  have been inspected for asbestos building materials, have asbestos management plans (books), and have a person responsible for the asbestos book, training, and periodic inspections.
  True